The postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency programs at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) offer residencies at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Harper-Hutzel Hospital, and SinaiGrace Hospital. Each PGY1 site is committed to providing the highest quality postgraduate training in contemporary hospital pharmacy practice. The program is designed to meet each resident’s individual needs and assist them in attaining their personal and professional goals. Each hospital offers unique opportunities for pharmacists who desire advanced training in pharmacy practice in a variety of settings. One of the benefits of the PGY1 pharmacy residency programs at the DMC is the ability of the resident to participate in learning experiences at all hospitals in the system. Our PGY1 residency programs emphasize all aspects of clinical and pharmacological management in adult and pediatric patients. Clinical Pharmacist Specialists practice and serve as preceptors in all rotation settings. As part of the health care team, pharmacists actively participate in patient rounds, analyze drug therapies, and provide up-to-date pharmacotherapeutic data. They are the medication experts for patients, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. The purpose of these ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. In addition, graduates of the program are eligible for board certification and PGY2 pharmacy residency training. The DMC advances the professional practice level and knowledge base of the resident through a progression of experiences tailored to their individual interests.
Located in the heart of Detroit, Detroit Receiving Hospital (DRH) is Michigan's first Level 1 Trauma Center with 300+ beds and a volume of approximately 98,000 patients per year. DRH is a constant and innovative force in the evolution of emergency medicine and is home to the oldest and largest verified burn center in the state (one of only 63 in the country). Detroit Receiving offers expertise in many specialty services, including emergency medicine and trauma, critical care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, nephrology, pulmonology, diabetes, geriatrics, and urology. Boasting the state’s leading 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen program and Metro Detroit’s first certified primary stroke center, Detroit Receiving is a leader in senior care with our nationally recognized Rosa Parks Geriatric Center. A Center of Excellence for disaster preparedness, the experts at Detroit Receiving have made it the model for regional, state, national and federal agencies. DRH is affiliated with Wayne State University Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and serves as a major teaching site for medical, pharmacy, and nursing students, medical residents and fellows.
PGY1 learning experiences are generally one month in length and residents are required to complete orientation, pharmacy administration, medication use management, research, one critical care and internal medicine. Other elective experiences at DRH include burn ICU, cardiology, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, medical ICU, neuro/trauma ICU, and surgical ICU, with many more opportunities available at our other DMC sites. Residents must spend two thirds or more of the program in direct patient care activities and 75% of the residency year must be completed at the matched site. At least one learning experience must be completed at another DMC site other than the matched site. An optional teaching certificate program is offered through Wayne State Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy. Each DMC site offers a variety of learning experiences to provide a diverse array of experiences for professional and personal development.
Number of Available PGY1 Positions: 3
The DMC prides itself in attracting highly motivated Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) graduates from accredited schools of pharmacy in the United States. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in Michigan.
Deadline: December 30, 2020
Required: PhORCAS application, letter of intent, 3 references via PhORCAS, official pharmacy school transcript, current CV
Denise Sutter-Long, Pharm.D., BCPS
DRH PGY1 Program Director
About DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital
The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Departments of Pharmacy Services have been training pharmacy residents since 1981 and are committed to providing high quality postgraduate training in contemporary hospital pharmacy practice. The programs are designed to meet each resident’s individual needs and assist them in attaining their personal and professional goals. Each DMC hospital offers unique opportunities for pharmacists who desire advanced training in pharmacy practice in a variety of settings. The Post Graduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs emphasize all aspects of clinical and pharmacological management in adult and pediatric patients. The Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.